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Bisexuality, Psychic

Perelberg believes that sexual identity is not reduced to the anatomical difference between the sexes, but is constructed as a psychic bisexuality that is inherent to all human beings. 

The object of psychoanalysis is psychosexuality, which is not, in the final analysis, determined by having a male or a female body, but by the unconscious phantasies that are reached après coup through tracing the nuanced interplay of identifications as they are projected, enacted and experienced in the transference and the countertransference in the analytic encounter.

Key reference:

Perelberg, R.J. (2018) Psychic Bisexuality ; A British-French Dialogue. London: Routledge and The New Library of Psychoanalysis

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